They were hard shells all right when it came to paying off the church debt, but Bud and Gertie found a way out of the difficulty in a church festival. They were tightwads to the core, but the punch got them.
A church fair is turned into a success by the deacon's son who puts plenty of "stick" in the red lemonade and then gives it away. This makes the "tight-wads" generous and then it sets the congregation dancing. The old farmer, winking over his glass of punch, was the only laugh during this picture in both of two houses on Broadway. - The Moving Picture World, November 8, 1913